Lake District

Langdale in winter

Home of Beatrix Potter, dramatic landscapes and fascinating history.

Winter in the Lake District, Cumbria

Explore gardens, lakeshores, valleys and fells 

Many of the countryside places that we care for in the Lake District, along with our car parks, have now re-opened. There are also a number of bookable places open, including Hill Top, Sizergh and Fell Foot. There’s no need to book to visit places like Aira Force, Tarn Hows, or Borrowdale. We just ask that you come back another time if the car park is full.

Places you can book to visit

Car park sign and four walkers, Seatoller, Cumbria

Lake District car parks 

Whether you’re venturing on to the high fells, exploring the area by boat, going for an amble by a lakeshore, or mountain biking on off road trails, here’s a handy guide to our car parks in the Lake District to help you plan your day.

Camping in langdale

Places to stay 

We have a wide range of accommodation across the Lake District, from lakeside cottages to rustic bothies and campsites. It’s really important that you check availability and book your stay online before making your journey, to avoid being disappointed when you arrive. We’ve got availability in winter and this is a great time to visit.

Lake District history

Looking after the Lakes

A view over two lakes

The 13 valleys of the Lake District World Heritage Site 

The Lakes is home to 13 valleys. Read about the history of each of them, and how they make up the World Heritage Site.